When it comes to a Bahamas getaway, there’s always a reason to get up and go make the most of this spectacular destination. However, when you’re traveling with family and looking to avoid the crowds while enjoying quality time together consider planning a fall break getaway this year. With mild temperatures, less hustle and bustle from tourists and plenty of sand and sun for all, the Bahamas in the fall is a vacation that’s sure to come with a collection of life-long memories. When you’re putting together the itinerary, here are a few family-fun stops you’ll want to add to the list during your Bahamas vacation.
Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center
Located on Chippingham Road in Nassau, the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo, and Conservation Center is an amazing Bahamas stop when you’re looking for an attraction that keeps minds engaged, hands busy and senses whirling. Spend a day amongst amazing creatures of all kinds as you wander paths that take you through flamingo habitats, turtle exhibits, tropical bird enclosures and beyond. Trainers are on-hand to offer up demonstrations but will also happily deliver up insight into how the incredible creatures that are native to the islands are protected. The zoo is open to the public from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm daily, making it a convenient stop along the way as well!
Hope Town Lighthouse
When your family has some extra energy to burn and could stand for a one of a kind vantage point, make your way to Hope Town Lighthouse on Great Abaco Island. Situated at Elbow Cay, this stunning work of marine architecture reaches 89 feet into the sky and is open to the public who are ready and willing to tackle its 101 steps to the top. Resorted in 1934, the Hope Town Lighthouse is admired and loved for its red and white striped façade which makes it easy to identify. The Lighthouse is open from 9:30 am until 6:00 pm daily.
Atlantis Marine Habitat
This luxury resort is an icon of New Providence Island, but if you only have a little time to spare, make your way to the marine habitat that’s housed within the Atlantis Marine Habitat. Over 250 marine species call this habitat home and everyone from small children to adults will be enthralled by the opportunity to wander through, under and around the lagoons that hold over 50,000 aquatic animals. Those who are interested in an even more interactive adventure are free to spend some time snorkeling at Ruins Lagoon.
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From Harbor Island to Nassau, Eleuthera to Paradise Island, the Bahamas is a bustling and beautiful archipelago that promises to deliver up the beauty and fun travelers crave from a tropical getaway. Whether you’re one for snorkeling, scuba diving, dining on delicious seafood or making the most of sugar-white sands that are dotted with palm trees, this is a destination that never fails to impress. For those travelers looking to make the most of the scenery and activities while not have to contend with the crowds, a fall Bahamas getaway is bound to be an exceptional experience. When you’re ready to prepare for winter with a fall trip that takes rest, relaxation, rejuvenation and fun into account, be sure to add these activities to the itinerary!
Bahamas National Trust Wine and Art Festival
Hosted annually at the Bahamas National Trust retreat in Nassau, this wine and art festival is one that continues to grow in popularity and shouldn’t be missed. Stop by and enjoy everything from wine tastings to chef demonstrations while indulging in a soundtrack made possible by a variety of live musical performances. This two-day event in October includes a beer garden and an array of craft booths highlighting the hand-crafted work of local artisans and craftsman. Feel free to browse or buy when you stumble across that one-of-a-kind piece of art you just can’t live without.
Pink Sand Beach
While the stunning Pink Sand Beach found on Harbor Island isn’t exclusive to the fall season, this is by far the best time to visit, as this highly popular and scenic destination enjoys fewer crowds when autumn rolls around. Bring your beach chair and feel free to stretch out on this captivating stretch of sand that sports a pink hue and an endless horizon. Photographers won’t want to forget their cameras as the enchanting color of the ground contrasts beautifully against the sky and sea.
Sailing the turquoise waters that make up the Bahamas has long been a local pastime, but if you happen to be in the area in the fall, October marks the month that hosts the annual North Eleuthera Regatta. October 4th through October 7th, visitors to Eleuthera can watch in wonder as sails are raised over the water and vessels cut through the waves in the name of competition. Beach parties, performances, food and even conch cracking competition are all part of the land-based fun while participants race towards their final destination. Enjoy the views of spectacular vessels and the fun that comes with the festive extras when you take part in the 29th annual event.
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